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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 12, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 6 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD rriclay, Mny 1972 .________ Ci't rid of llic duller mid lillcr how to build shelves riostls arc no! tim only tiling no lioii.su of. Mo IHJU.SL' shelves, cilli- rr. you leave books piled on and desks and pack- ed away in hosi's, tho piirage [lour and your bench are lillrrwl small items, when p.iinl cans sUind on (he floor you'd Iwt- ier slaj'l adding shelves. The business of pulling In shelves really remains hesL as u cibUmi installation. Shelves put up al random in a house can only serve in a gen- eral way. When yon put up your own, they can foe designed with cer- tain items in mind; with con- siderations of weight, height, width of the objects; the need for accessibility. Are you displaying or stor- ing0 Will (he objects be used by small children or kept oul of their reach? j Determine first of all what is. going on the shelves. Building shelves for books i means leaving enough space i beluuL'n Ihc-ni for finger room above the top of Ihe books. Most hooks can be stored on 8-inch shelves but put up a few that are 12-inch or more. This will take care of oversize hooks. Put your wider shelves at the bottom, narrower at the top. They look belter. Planning to store LP records on them? Leave a little extra j room belwccn shelves. A 12-' inch record requires an extra MAKE YOUR PROJECTS CUSTOM-BUILT old fashioned shelf bracket lor reliable support. If you want something elegant the old shelf bracket comes in a variety of styles and finishes brass, wrought iron, fancy or plain. There are shelf brackets that fit into mounting strips Ihal are fastened to the wall. This al- lows flexibility, since brackets can be moved up or down and more added. You can get away from us- ing expensive hardware if your shell is going in a corner or, between two walls. Cut cleats Brass surface. The out of small pieces of Mount these to the side walls ,Jd at and rest the shelves on these. Is Put another strip along the wall the shelf rests against. If you are building a book- case remember that a back makes it more stable than leav- ing it open. Use hardboard or plywood. If you fill the whole New ivay to mow the lawn VICTORIA, B.C. A few years ago a brave design engi- neer came up with a new answer to the backbrcak- ing problem of lawn a mower Huil floated iusl quarter inch nil around in its, cardboard case. j If you plan to use natural finishes on your shelves you will need better grades of lum- ber. Painted shelves, shelves! for basement and garage ospe-' dally, can be made from ccon-; omy grade lumber. i You can buy special finished shelves (much of it in depart-! ment stores) or unfinished I shelves that are sanded and rounded off at the edge and! ready for mounting. lUost ol these are of reinforced core ma- terial wilh a veneer and are not only handsome but sturdy. You will pay n premium for these features but you will save time in cutting, sanding and finishing. There's nothing quite like the wall with such a bookcase, toe- nail tlirough lop into Ihe wall studs. You can run nails or i screws through the back and into the wall. (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) seed like v no ottierv For sun or shade 50% Highlight Chewings Fescue 50% Kentucky Bluegrass 2 Ib. seeds 800 sq. ft. of new lawn. Ideal for overseedinq to thicken your lawn. 100% money-back 1 guarantee Build for playhouse ;sters ILL at your j nearest HB-2 dealer informative and interesting to buy I Grass SEE FOR YOURSELF WHAT PREMIUM auAunCANaoFonnimLAWK. YOU CAN BUY HB-2 GRASS SEED AT SIMPSONS-SEARS DEPARTMENT STORES ALLIED HARDWARE STORES LINK HARDWARE STORES Listen lo CJOC Radio for lawn care lips, Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., brought to you courtesy of HB-2 Grass Seed. By DONALD R. BRANN Building a child's playhouse can help manufacture lifelims memories. The one illustrated appeals lo children from 2 lo 3. Besides having a place to play, the more imaginative ones can j play store. Step by slep direc-1 lions in Uie book offered below, not only simplify construction of a 4'0" vide by 5'G" high playhouse, but also provide full size patterns for cutting all tho decorative trim, building a win- dow counter and storage shelves. When painted pink, blue and w h i t e suggested, it makes a perfect gift. An heir- loom that will be treasured along with the memories it cre- ates. No special took or skill is required. The book specifies materials to use, when and where each is required. A color guide insures professional re- sults. Entilted How To Build A Gar. den Tool House, and A Child's Playhouse, this new book also describes how to build a G'O" x 7'9'' garden tool house, and a 4'3" x C'3" lean to. The 9G page book contains over 100 easy to follow illustrations. Send in cheque or money order for Book No. 640, How To Build A Garden Tool' House, and A Child's Playhouse to Carpentry Dcpt., The Leth. bridge Herald, P.O. Box 4090, Postal Station Toronto, Ontario. Editor's Note The Her- ald dues nnt handle these blueprints and it is necessary (o send reiiiicsts Air them to llic above address in Toronto. Please write the address os printrcl. (Copyright Easi-Bild- Toronlo Star Syndicate) becoming regarded as an essential garden tool and is found in thousands of gardens, large and small, in more than 30 countries around the world. This junior hovercraft is not just a "gadget" it really does help you to get a better lawn, and here's bow. Any lawn expert will pinpoint the two most common rea- sons for unsatisfactory lawns. One is cutting too close: he- cause grass foliage and roots are starved and growth in- hibited giving weeds and couch grass a chance to spread. The other is loss of springiness where the con- stant passage of the rollers or wheels of a conventional mow- er presses and hardens the un- dersoil (causing a condition known as This means that Uie soil cracks easily in dry weather, the lawn loses its springiness, and the grass plants have a pretty hard job to survive. What's more, the lawn won't stand up to the wear and tear any good family lawn has to live with, and can't cope wilh a prolonged spell of dry sum- mer weather. Lawns are usually cropped too close of the bother of mowing on the principle that the closer you cut, the less often you'll have to get the mower out. But you'll never get a good lawn unless you cut lightly but frequently never shorter than 3lt" to Cutting at least twice a week in the growing season keeps the grass ncally "topped" and promotes strong, natural growth. Tliis is where the airborne m o w e r scores. The cutting height of the blade under the safely hood is easily adjustable. And it can't crop (ho grass jrutally close because it floats jusl Vi" above the ground follows tho contours of the awn. It has no wheels or roll- i ers to increase compaction. And, perhaps most important j of all, it cuts mowing time al- I most by half and makes the 'chore of mowing so easy that you can afford to mow twice a week. Wet, damp weather is no ob- slaelc, either because the re- turn upward airstreara of the airborne mower's air cushion action stands the wettest grass up to the blade for an even cut without damage to the lawn surface. This solves the annual spring problem of grass too wet to mow, but too long to leave another day. Both gas and electric hover mowers are available you may have to look around for a dealer, but the search is worth it. HOME OF THE WEEK This interesting back split de- sign can he built on a flat 51) foot lot, but would also suit a lot with a back slope and of course nn attractive view is al- ways an assel. With a rear slope n walk-out basement would be practical. Three bedrooms and bath- room on the upper level are. away from the daytime activ- ity rooms. All have ample clos- et space and a linen cupboard is provided close to where ita contents are needed. Basically designed to make your building dollar stretch as :ar as possible, the architect has omitted a fireplace and a powder room, and the lowest cvel is a heated crawl space under the dining-living area which can provide a large stor- age space. Yet all rooms aro arge for a house of this size. Utilities are in the area beneath he bedrooms with space left over for a recreation room or >ossible den and or extra bed- and washroom. A slightly arger version of this design, E3-701, 1275 Sq. Ft. has a car )ort beside (he living room to enable the house to fit easily on i 40 foot lot. The lower level is ;ervcd with a two piece bath- oom and a family room is set iff with a cozy corner fire- ilace. iaiitly reminder When repairing plaster, al- vays wet down the opening efore applying the patching nalerial. t No. CH -703 Living Area 598 Sq.Ft. Bedroom S60 IIOMOGRAF CO. OF CANADA 40 JARVIS ST. at KING EAST TORONTO 1, ONTARIO Please send me further details about how to obtain standard builder blueprints for Design S3-703 Or enclosed please find Sl.OO (plus 25 cents for hand- ling and mailing) for which send me the new Design Book entitled "Fourth and Country Homes Designed For Canadians." An additional 18- page book of duplex and multiple income home des- igns is available at 50c tax free. NAME ADDRESS (Lclh.) YOUR GARDEN i By habelle R. THE BEAUTY OF PHLOX T AM working at one of the Calgary nurseries during their peak season, and one of the perennials that seems to be quite popular is the phlox. If by chance you do not have any of this delightful flower in your garden, plant some and enjoy it either in informal groups or in separate beds. Besides being pleasing lo the eye, some aro very sweetly scented. If plant- ed close to the house, its scent wafts through the open door or windows, filling a room with the refreshing smell of summer. The blooming r.2iiod is from July to September. The new hybrid phlox have large, floriferous heads and the color range seems almost end- less. There are beautiful shades and tinLs of pink, red, orange, scarlet, lavender, blue, etc. as well as the ever lovely white. It will grow in either sun or semi-shade and requires a well- drained, fairly rich soil. If you have had difficulty in growing perennial phlox, perhaps tho reason may be that you failed to give it adequate amounts of moisture which is required for good growth. Mulching will help lo conserve moisture, especial- ly during hot, dry weather Flowers will last longer in par Hiram Walkers Special Old. Tiyalitde i..... Young, F.R.H.S. lial shade, but too much shade encourages mildew. Each plant should be given plenty of room, which also helps to discourage this condition. If it appears, treat wilh Karathane. In hot weather, really soak the ground at least once a week, but avoid wetting the foliage at night as' tin's contributes to mildew. This plant is very shallow rooted so when cultivating be careful not lo disturb or destroy the roots. Most plants from nurseries are In containers, so there is really no difficulty In trans- planting. Before setting In the ground, add some peat moss and well rotted manure (or other fertilizer) and work well into the earth. After plant ing, water well. If you are di- viding clumps, take pieces from the outside of the plant, dis- carding the old centre portion. Separate, plants about every fourth year, before the centre becomes hard and woody. Be- cause of the height of some of the plants and the large flower heads, a support of some kind is necessary. Phlox slays in bloom in the garden for a long period, however, as a cut flow- er for Ihe home, they are not Ion satisfactory as they quickly wilt and drop their petals. It is most important, as with all flowers, as soon as they have faded they should be cut off. Tlus will not always look bet- ter, but it wall extend the sea- son of bloom. Varieties do not always come true from seed, so if you want a particular color, etc. it is best to purchase one from a nursery. If your phlox is bothered with red spider mite, which causes the leaves to yellow, and also leaves a fine webbing, control with Kelthane, wetting the un- derside of Ihe leaves. Slugs may also be a nuisance when the young shoots first emerge in the spring. Slug bait will take care of these. For a splash of color In Ilia spring, Phlox subulata in rock- eries, perennial borders or sun- ny slopes and banks is ideal. It grows 3 lo 6 inches high and forms dense mats in colors of pink, lilac, rose, white and red. Even, the foliage is quite attrac- tive and remains decorative al] season. Blooming season is May and June. Mr. B. Can I fertilize m) grass and also treal it for weeds at the same time? Ans. Yes, there Is a prep- aration on the market called "Weed Feed" which does the job all in one operation. This has to be put on when the grasa is dry and not watered for at least 24 hours. Use accordlnf to directions on container. NOTE: All questions slionld be sent wilh self aildressed- slaniped, envelope lo Mrs. f. R. Young, .1020 Centre B. St. N.W.. Calgary 43. Due lo Ihe number nf letters asking more than one question it is requested In [mure enquiries Ihat only O.XE question be submilled caeb lime as it Is impossible fur Mrs. Young lo reply lo all correspondence and rin her practical garden- ing as well. Dogs shouldn't fertilize lawns SW-V SCENTOIT PCLUTS Hop, Fouhnq livni, arm. rlc. jnrl 5CF.NT OFF "TWIST-ON5" ilwul.i. HrlMoc cam, elc. Sold moil 1 wm ft Dttltn. CHOOSE FROM A LARGE SELECTION OF TREES PERENNIALS SHRUBS U9llp Alt PIANTS GUARANTEED SPRUCE TREES Up lo 8 fool from 5.99 up WEEPING BIRCHES Up lo 12 fool LACOMBE NURSERIES LTD. 5 Miloi E. of Lcthbridgn on No. 3 H'phwny Conldnln PHONE 345-4633 CLOSED SUNDAYS OPEN EVENINGS GARDEN PLANNING OUR SPECIALTY ;